A guide for faculty and researchers on author rights and the publishing process. This guide helps you navigate copyright transfer agreements. The Publisher Policies section gives tips on how to identify a predatory or vanity publisher.
Why Should I Pay Attention to a Publisher's Copyright Transfer Agreement
Your article has been accepted for publication. All you need to do is sign over your copyright to the journal publisher. Understanding the terms within a copyright transfer agreement and knowing how to negotiate those terms to serve your interests will benefit you and the scholarly community.
Has your research been accepted for publication?
Yes: 8 votes (66.67%)
No: 4 votes (33.33%)
Total Votes: 12
Have you signed a copyright transfer agreement verbatim?
Yes: 1 votes (25%)
No: 3 votes (75%)
Total Votes: 4
Do you know any of the rights you retained according to an agreement your signed?
Yes: 1 votes (33.33%)
No: 2 votes (66.67%)
Total Votes: 3
Before signing a copyright transfer agreement, do you modify it to retain any rights that were not included in the agreement?